Who we are
"I've seen that Lean is bringing the University closer together. People talk to each other now in a way they didn't before." - Finance
Who's in the Lean Team
The Lean Team involves potentially ... everyone! The aim of Lean is to involve all members of staff across the University in continuously improving their own processes.
So far over 450 staff from every School and Unit have been involved directly in at least one Lean Rapid Improvement Event, with many more staff having been involved in other Lean related work.
Head of Lean
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Reflecting on Lean, Mark notes: 'I am always amazed by the committed, enthusiastic staff we have here, who are willing to change the way they do their jobs, and who are excited by the prospect of contributing to the University's success'
Prior to Lean he was St Andrews' Information Management Co-ordinator, and held a number of management roles in the New Zealand public sector.
Originally from New Zealand, Mark lives with his wife and two beautiful young daughters in Crail. He's a fan of Single Malt Whisky and Genealogy.
Mark holds a BA, BA (Hons), and PGDip (Management)
Check out Mark on Linkedin: http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/mark-robinson/14/580/95a
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Commenting on Lean at St Andrews, Fin says: “St Andrews is a great university in a wonderful town and working here has been as enjoyable as my time as an undergraduate. This is as much to do with the people as the place and I am looking forward to developing further working relationships through my role in Lean.”
Prior to Lean, Fin managed the PC Clinic team within IT Services and acted as the university’s Assistive Technology advisor. He began his career in journalism, working for local newspaper and national magazine publications and continues to do so in a freelance capacity.
Fin was born and brought up in Glasgow before coming to St Andrews to study History and take up a golf scholarship. He is married with three children and enjoys playing acoustic guitar and writing.
Fin holds an MA (Hons)
Check out Fin on linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/finlay-miller/60/44/b60
Student Intern (June 2012)
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Mike is interning with the Lean Team.
He is an active member of the University community, and is often seen in his role as a senior member of the Ambassadorial team; a begowned guide to University visitors. Academically he is a historian, and is leading in the History Society. His dissertation is on early 20th Century British Foreign Policy; he has many stories of Lean being decisive in military contexts!
Mike enjoys the balance between academic excellence and a vibrant social scene ... something he aims to continue in his future life!
He is involved in the interview process for this year's summer interns.
Find Mike's Lean internship blog at: http://workingwithlean.wordpress.com/
Check out Mike on Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/michael-taylor/52/b68/63b